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Route Properties Dialog Box

Use the Route Properties dialog box to create custom property templates that predefine parameters and defaults for a route. When you begin a new route assembly, you can find and select the custom templates in the Route Properties PropertyManager.

To display this dialog box, do one of the following:
  • Tools > Routing > Routing Tools > Routing Library Manager and click Route Properties.
  • From the Windows Start menu, click All Programs > SOLIDWORKS version SOLIDWORKS Tools > SOLIDWORKS version Routing Library Manager > Route Properties.

Select Route Properties Template

Lets you add custom property templates.

Select Route Properties Template Select one of the following:

Add New

Clears entries in the dialog box and allows you to add a new routing template.

Copy

Copies an existing template so that you can use it as the basis of a new template.

Delete

Removes a template.

Pipe Sizes

Lets you specify the size and schedule of a pipe.

Use Size Range Select and enter values for the Size Min and Size Max of the pipe.
Use Schedule Select and specify a schedule from theSearch by name list.

Pipe

Lets you select a pipe from the Piping and Tubing database. You can set defaults for the pipe including the schedule, a standard weld gap, pipe length, and whether to insert a coupling.

Pipe Part Browse to select a part file for the pipe you want to use. The Piping and Tubing database opens and allows you to select a component. Click Accept Component to add the component to the route template.
Use weld gaps Select and specify a value for the weld gap.
Use standard length Select and specify a value for the standard length.
Insert coupling Select to insert a coupling between segments. You can browse for the coupling part from the Piping and Tubing database. Click Accept Component to add the coupling part to the route template.
Schedule Displays a schedule depending on the pipe configuration.

Bends-Elbows

You can select a standard elbow from the Piping and Tubing database and create a custom elbow.

Default Elbow A default elbow is required. You must define a default elbow before defining a custom elbow.

Browse to select a part file for the elbow. The Piping and Tubing database opens and allows you to select a part. Click Accept Component to add the elbow to the route template.

Select one of the following:

Always use elbows

Causes SOLIDWORKS to always use an elbow.

Always form bends

Causes SOLIDWORKS to always use a formed bend.

Prompt for selection

Causes SOLIDWORKS to offer a choice of an elbow or a formed bend.

Custom Elbow Click Add New to display a custom elbow in the list.

Browse to select a part file for the elbow. The Piping and Tubing database opens and allows you to select a part. Click Accept Component to add the elbow to the route template.

Click Delete to remove a custom elbow from the list.

Select one of the following:

Always use elbows

Causes SOLIDWORKS to always use an elbow.

Always form bends

Causes SOLIDWORKS to always use a formed bend.

Prompt for selection

Causes SOLIDWORKS to offer a choice of an elbow or a formed bend.

Settings File

You can share file location settings with other users.



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